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Contributor: Frances Marcellin (Née Cook)

Frances Marcellin (Née Cook)

Frances  Marcellin (Née Cook)

Frances Marcellin is a freelance journalist who, after living in London for ten years, now runs editorial company Piece Boutique (www.pieceboutique.com) from her home office in south-west France. She is a regular contributor across many of NRI Digital's business titles - including Airport Technology, Road Traffic Technology and Food Processing Technology - and also writes for other publications, such as the New Statesman, The Belfast Telegraph and The Connexion. Transport (road, rail and air), property (especially the luxury market), travel, food, film and television are all subjects that Frances covers.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture: a celebration of past and present
Every three years hundreds of building projects from countries with a significant Muslim presence compete in the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for US$ 1 million in prize money. This year, out...

New architectural tools: augmented reality, 3D printing and modelling software
Increased client and community engagement, environmental benefits, reduced schedules and lower budgets. These are just some of the advantages that architects are embracing by incorporating...

Co-living: the future of urban housing
Co-living, apartment blocks that fit somewhere between the privacy of private renting and the mod cons of hotels, are emerging as an attractive alternative for millennials fighting stunted...

Clean India: transforming 100 public spaces
Inspired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India Mission, the University of Westminster’s International Design Challenge 2015-2016 were presented with “A collective challenge...

IoT, opportunity & obsolescence: designing a smart home
Despite a range of connected option being available, smart home technology has yet to permeate the mass market. Frances Marcellin looks at the enormous potential of the smart home and considers...